Archive for mirror neurons

Mirror, Mirror Neuron On the Wall

Occasionally Amazon’s suggestion algorithm will get me. Amazon “knows” that I have an interest in neurobiology and brain studies. So it should come as no surprise that Amazon recommended that I read Gregory Hickok’s 2014 book entitled The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition. My first reaction was negative. I asked […]

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A Few Reflections on Grantmaking and Intuition

Way back in September of 2008 I attended the annual conference of the Association of Small Foundations (now called Exponent Philanthropy) up in Denver. There was one concurrent session that I was particularly interested in: The Secret of Effective Grants: The Power of Intuition. This session was put on by Chet Tchozewski and Gabriel Works. […]

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Notes on Nicholas Carr’s book “The Shallows”

As I read through Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows—What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, I took a few notes centered on where the information Carr presents dovetails with the information John Bowlby presents in his trilogy on attachment theory. Here are my notes. The page numbers refer to pages in The Shallows.

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New Study: Young Children Surprisingly Perceptive – Yahoo! News

New Study: Young Children Surprisingly Perceptive – Yahoo! News. I commented on this article over at YahooNews. Here’s what I had to say: This is not groundbreaking research. Piaget essentially looked at how kids interact with inanimate objects. His work is what it is, and needed to be done to take us to the next […]

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